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The 2014 Service of Nine Lessons with carols in Truro Cathedral on DVD

The 1880 Reconstruction Service (CD).

Truro Cathedral Choir

Christopher Gray director

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ON DVD

THE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS, 23rd December 2014 (78:37)

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE SERVICE IN TRURO
presented by Jeremy Summerly
   
TRURO PERSPECTIVES

Three former Directors of Music, David Briggs, Andrew Nethsingha, and Robert Sharpe
talk about their time at Truro Cathedral

DVD Video in 5.0 and stereo
REGION FREE, NTSC,
DVD-9, DOUBLE LAYER, SINGLE-SIDED DISC,  16.9

ON CD in stereo

RECONSTRUCTION OF BENSON’S NINE LESSONS WITH CAROLS (1880) 59:23


Track List

THE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS, 23rd December 2014 (78:37)
Once in royal David’s city – H J Gauntlett, harm A H Mann, descant Sir David Willcocks
5:45
The Bidding Prayer
3:35
I wonder as I wander – Philip Stopford
3:43
First Lesson Genesis 3.8–14, 24
1:51
his is the truth sent from above – English trad, arr Ralph Vaughan Williams
2:53
Second Lesson Isaiah 11.1–9
1:47
What sweeter music – John Rutter
4:36
Third Lesson Isaiah 9.2, 6–7
1:00
Of the Father’s heart begotten – from ‘Piae Cantiones’ arr David Willcocks and Christopher Gray
4:18
Fourth Lesson Luke 1.26–35, 38
2:05
The Salutation Carol – Russell Pascoe (first performance)
4:52
Fifth Lesson Luke 1.39–45
1:22
There is no rose of such virtue – John Joubert
2:33
Sixth Lesson Luke 2.1–7
1:12
O little town of Bethlehem – trad, arr Vaughan Williams, descant Thomas Armstrong
5:13
Seventh Lesson Luke 2.8–16
1:58
Quem pastores – German trad, arr Nigel Short
1:42
Eighth Lesson Matthew 2.1–11
2:20
In the bleak midwinter – Harold Darke
4:16
Organ fanfare and procession
0:41
Ninth Lesson John 1.1–14
2:33
I saw three ships come sailing in – trad, arr Philip Marshall
1:49
O come, all ye faithful – John Francis Wade, arr David Willcocks
5:34
Christmas Collect and Blessing
1:31
Hark, the herald-angels sing – Felix Mendelssohn, descant David Willcocks
3:09
In dulci jubilo BWV 729 – Johann Sebastian Bach
2:16
Toccata on Vom Himmel hoch – Garth Edmundson
3:54
ON CD: RECONSTRUCTION OF BENSON'S NINE LESSONS WITH CAROLS (1880) (59:23)
Our Father / O Lord, open thou our lips / Gloria Patri
1:03
Benediction and First Lesson Genesis 3.8–15
1:27
The Lord at first had Adam made – English traditional from Christmas Carols New and Old (1879), edited Bramley and Stainer
6:05
Benediction and Second Lesson Genesis 22.15–18
0:54
Good Christian men, rejoice – In Dulci Jubilo Traditional German melody, (Piae Cantiones, 1582), adapted Rev Thomas Helmore from Christmas Carols New and Old
1:48
Benediction and Third Lesson Numbers 24.15–17
1:04
The First Nowell – English traditional from Christmas Carols New and Old
5:00
Benediction and Fourth Lesson Isaiah 9.6–7 read by a Deacon: James Hills
1:00
For unto us a child is born from Messiah – George Frideric Handel
3:59
Benediction and Fifth Lesson Micah 5.2–4
1:04
Bethlehem of noblest cities – melody Stuttgart by Christian Friedrich Witt
2:24
Benediction and Sixth Lesson Luke 2.8–15
1:27
There were shepherds abiding in the fields / Glory to God from Messiah – George Frideric Handel
3:31
Benediction and Seventh Lesson John 1.1–14
2:02
O come, all ye faithful – John Francis Wade
3:54
Benediction and Eighth Lesson Galatians 4.4–7
0:57
Once again, O blessed time – Charles Lewis Hutchins, from Christmas Carols New and Old
5:31
Benediction and Ninth Lesson 1 John 1.1–4
1:02
Hallelujah from Messiah – George Frideric Handel
3:48
Magnificat – Chant by J L Hopkins
2:33
The Lord be with you / Almighty God
0:44
The Blessing
0:25
Sonata No 3 in A major (1st movement) – Felix Mendelssohn
7:34

Total performance duration: 112:13 (DVD) / 59:23 (CD)

Production credits

This recording was made possible through the generosity of Mrs Molly Dussek and Mr John Pattisson. Live service filmed by Three S Films

Filming Director – Mitch Adams

Director of Photography – Leigh Hickin

Sound engineer – Gary Cole

Assistant sound engineer – Steve Swinden Documentary filmed by Mitch Adams and Michael Todd.

Additional filming by Gary Cole.

Live service filmed on 23 December 2014 1880 reconstruction recorded on 19–21 January 2015 Documentary filmed on 7 May, 8 June, and 11, 12, & 14 October 2015

Filming in Truro Cathedral by kind permission of the Chapter.

Sample audio extracts

Reviews

‘This video of Truro Cathedral’s 2014 Festival presents Nine Lessons and Carols as an emotionally charged act of worship. The package includes a compelling reconstruction of Bishop Benson’s original 1880 service on a companion audio disc, a fascinating 30-minute documentary about Truro’s part in the Festival’s creation and the carol revival, and a facsimile of Benson’s first ‘Festal Service for Christmas Eve’. The Choir and its music director Christopher Gray give life to a release filled with insights into the Festival’s deep history.’ BBCMusic, Christmas 2017

‘The video is beautifully produced with stunning photography and splendid singing from the choir. A great stocking-stuffer for your Anglican friends! ’ American Record Guide November 2017

‘A treasurable insight into the development of a quintessentially English tradition’  BBC Music Christmas 2016

‘The 15 boy trebles and 12 adult lay vicars and choral scholars of the choir, led by Christopher Gray, represent the finest of the English choral tradition and can proudly claim the same level of excellence that their colleagues at King’s have shown over the years.’ The American Organist August 2021

‘…all in all this is a splendid celebration of the Cornish origins of a unique English Christmas institution – and a celebration, too, of the strength of the institution in Truro nearly 140 years later.’ MusicWeb November 2016


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